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Psychology of Fear, Crime, and the Media : International Perspectives (Hardcover) (Derek (EDT) Chadee)

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Chadee brings together a number of reputable international scholars who weigh in on fear of crime and the media, providing insightful theorization, concepts and research findings. This volume aims for the cross-cultural fertilization of concepts, models, and theories with the hope that theorization and research about the fear of the crime-media relationship will be further stimulated with added directions. Two contributors describe the fear of crime as a “sponge”: our social psychological concepts (pessimism about the future, lack of mastery, ethnocentrism, and a conservative attitude toward the social status quo) that tap into wider and more intractable anxieties are projected onto, or absorbed by, a more concrete “fear of crime.” Chadee notes that since the beginning of recorded history, older adults have attempted to blame social problems on media popular with youth. While these social narratives are powerful in the short term--often driving politicians, journalists, and scholars alike into biased and alarmist directions--moral panics typically diminish as younger generations age into the social power structure and bring their familiarity with the new media into question; thus, moral panics are often considered to be absurd in hindsight. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 269
Genre: Psychology, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Social Psychology, Media Studies
Series Title: Researching Social Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Derek (EDT) Chadee
Language: English
Street Date: December 9, 2015
TCIN: 17328744
UPC: 9781138018327
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-6022
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